For this DIY you’ll need: sneakers (mine are from Target for $15,) acrylic paints (Michael’s has them for 50 cents each,) painters tape, an old sponge, an old toothbrush, and a palette (optional but recommended!)
As for colors, I got navy, lavender, light blue, light pink, white, and a clear glitter paint. I would’ve gone for a darker purple but they were all out! Keep in mind you can mix colors too!
First go ahead and remove your shoelaces and tape up the rubber part of the sneakers. This step is important! I rushed through it because I was excited to get painting but regretted it when I had to wipe it all off in the end!
Let me tell you guys, there is no real science to it. I started with a navy base and just blending the whole shoe alternating between lighter and darker colors
Try mixing colors! Including the glitter paint in this one gave me a really pretty effect
Keep covering the whole shoe! Don’t forget the tongue
In some spots, make lighter patches with the pink and white and glitter for “star clusters.” Some people like to draw on stars but personally I think it looks tacky!
For a better star effect, take an old toothbrush and dip it in white paint
And flick! My nails didn’t appreciate this too much…
Let dry and then remove the tape
And I used a wet paper towel to clean up the messy edges where the paint didn’t hold up
Add your laces back in and TA DA! Galaxy shoes! Don’t let any hipsters on Etsy con you into spending $80 on these suckers now! Enjoy my Hooligans!